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metamer

[met-uh-mer] /ˈmɛt ə mər/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound exhibiting metamerism with one or more other compounds.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; meta- + -mer
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British Dictionary definitions for metamer

metamer

/ˈmɛtəmə/
noun
1.
any of two or more isomeric compounds exhibiting metamerism
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metamer in Medicine

metamer met·a·mer (mět'ə-mər)
n.

  1. A compound that contains the same number and type of atoms as other compounds but with a different distribution of radicals.

  2. A color that appears to the eye to be identical to another color but which in fact has a different spectral composition.

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